A window inside life at Augustana College

Final Day of My Turtle Internship

The past 3 months I have been in Swansboro, North Carolina at Hammocks Beach State Park studying loggerhead sea turtles on Bear Island. This internship has given me more than I could have asked for. Having just finished my Freshman year everyone told me that Freshman do not get internships, and I am proud to […]

Day one of turtle internship: Dissection, Protocol, and Patrol

I performed my first turtle dissection yesterday. It was one of the coolest, yet grossest things I have done so far.  The turtle we dissected was found on the beach prior to my arrival and was frozen until the start of the intern training.  Using this turtle we learned how and where to tag the […]

Internship in NC: Turtle time!

Today we start our training for tagging and collecting samples of loggerhead sea turtles.  I have never been so excited in my life!  I have been on Bear Island for 4 days now, and I already feel right at home.  There are 3 other interns here with me, all boys (Jeremy, Caleb, and David).  Jeremy […]

50th Blog Post!

In honor of hitting 50 blog posts, I’ve edited this image to make it look like I am wearing a birthday hat because I don’t own an actual birthday hat (I feel like that is something everyone needs to own). Thanks to those of you who read them on a reoccurring basis or those who are tuning […]

Thanksgiving Break

Well I am officially back from Thanksgiving break and trying to get back into the swing of school. I honestly really don’t like winter term because it has all these breaks. You go to school for a week and a few days only to go on Thanksgiving break. You go back to school for three […]

One major “done”

So, I officially have one major “done.” Done is in quotes because I still have to take 4 more credit hours spring term. But I have completed my Senior Inquiry (S.I.) project for my Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication (MJMC) major. Because I have three majors, I decided to take the MJMC internship S.I. track […]

Kesem Means Magic

For many of us, cancer is an unavoidable topic. It is mentioned while talking about our friends, relatives, pets, and even our parents. While cancer surrounds all of us in ways that seem overwhelming or even consuming, to be a child between the ages of 6-13, this feeling is much greater! When I was between […]

As we enter the last bend of summer

I can not believe that summer is coming to a fast end! I move-in in 21 days. 21 days left of summer. I can not believe it! 3 weeks and then I will be moving into Andreen! I was so happy to find out my roommate and where I will be staying, even if Andreen […]

Not Just a Bunch of Meetings

Summer Connection was a whirlwind of new faces, tons of information and a lot of fun.  I met so many people and there is no way I can remember all of their faces or names.  Every experience helped me validate that I had indeed made the right decision by choosing Augustana.  I am not going […]

Summer Connection

Hello all!  I am so excited to write my first blog post about Augustana! I had summer connection today and it was such a blast! The ice breaker questions that the peer mentors asked were pretty funny and made you think, that’s for sure! I am so glad to have met quite a few of […]